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During the cold dark days of winter, when trees become bare,
evergreen foliage becomes more visible and more appreciated.
Evergreen ground covers are low-growing plants that spread quickly
to form a thick cover. They add beauty to the landscape and, at the
same time, help prevent soil erosion.
Spring is the best time for planting ground covers. However, a
certain amount of time is needed for you to plan exactly where your
ground covers should be placed. During the winter season, you should
observe the bare areas of your landscape and carefully plan out
where you wish you had some greenery.
Among the best evergreen ground covers for shade include moss,
Baltic ivy, Myrtle, Vinca minor, Pachysandra, Liriope, winter
creeper euonymus, English ivy, European Ginger, Canby paxistima and
Ajuga. Each offers its own unique look and feel.
Evergreen ground covers offer an array of benefits to your
landscape. Many homeowners will be happy to know that you don't have
to rake out leaves because they can lie atop the ground cover
plants. As winter proceeds, they will drop through to the ground and
decay into nice healthful compost.
Other benefits include:
• They can be planted on steep banks to prevent erosion.
• They can be planted under trees when growing grass beneath them
• They can be planted on parking lot islands because road salt
doesn't affect them like it does grass.
• They are great for attracting wildlife.
• They can be planted in areas that a lawn mower may not be able to